IX. Graduate School in Philosophy

Students who plan to do graduate work in philosophy should plan their undergraduate work carefully and should seek the advice of several faculty members in assessing their prospects and in selecting which schools to apply to. Since different schools specialize in various areas of philosophy, students should examine material posted on the Departmental bulletin boards. The Directory of American Philosophers and the American Philosophical Association's Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy (both available in the Department) list graduate programs in philosophy and include information regarding their specializations, faculty, and fellowship/assistantships. Philosophy graduate schools often ask applicants to submit a sample paper, and students are advised to revise a particularly good paper prior to the application deadlines so that they have one available for submission.